Elymus multisetus

Elymus multisetus

Big squirreltail

Previous scientific name(s): Sitanion jubatum

Formerly known as Sitanion jubatum. Perennial, cool season native bunchgrass. Prefers welldrained soils, often found on rocky or brushy hillsides and open dry woods and plains. Similar to E. elymoides but grows in slightly more mesic areas. Provides fair forage in the spring. Useful for quick stabilization.

Varieties: 
Boardman
Umatilla

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 24 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 10 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
26.00 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
220,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes